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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
Staglin Chardonnay 2010
Staglin Chardonnay 2010
(search item no. 119393)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The cooler conditions of 2010 allowed for a straw colored Chardonnay that shows an admirable restraint, a beautiful finesse and wonderful minerality. It offers up an expressive nose of white flowers and tropical fruits intermixed with notes of kaffir lime and citrus rind. The clean, medium-bodied palate continues the citrus and tropical theme with a creamy interplay of key lime and banana cream pies tinged with notes of Madagascar vanilla and a wisp of toasty oak. The crisp finish makes this wine a pleasure to drink now, while a few years of age will undoubtedly add layers of richness.
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About Staglin Family Vineyard:

Founded in 1985 by Shari, Garen, Brandon and Shannon, Staglin Family Vineyard takes pride in the tradition of family ownership and participation. With an uncompromising commitment to quality, their mission is to produce world-class wines that reflect the distinctive character of this historic Rutherford Bench estate. As stewards of this land, they farm the vineyard organically, tap into their solar fields for power and produce the wines in a state-of-the-art underground production facility. The Staglins are passionate about their business, their land, their philanthropy and for the meaningful relationships they develop with each passing day. They hope this passion is evident when you enjoy their wines.